Master

Master

Pictured above: Jacob Collier with Academy Music faculty members Don French, Chris Reba, Michael Quick, and Cecily Gardner On March 14, Idyllwild Arts Academy came to the rescue of people who’d missed the boat for Jacob Collier’s sold-out shows in…

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Out Of The Comfort Zone

Out of the Comfort Zone

Idyllwild Arts Academy’s already distinguished classical music faculty’s latest coup is the addition of violist Jonathan Moerschel of the Calder Quartet (calderquartet.com), whose “superb” work, according to The New York Times, “still provides fertile ground for innovation and surprise.” The…

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The Grind

The Grind

The "captivating and fresh" (link) revelation of strength within what Oscar-winning screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney calls the "effeminate young man of color" in his play, Choir Boy, features an astonishing Broadway debut by Jeremy Pope, as the star tenor of…

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Out Of The Bubble

Out of the Bubble

Dobrina Dobreva didn’t practice the violin for thousands of hours to become a successful immigration lawyer. Yet the 2002 Idyllwild Arts alum personalizes the neuroscience suggesting that specialized study of classical music (and other arts!) produces broad, general, long-lasting benefits.   In Dobrina's words, "The discipline of…

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